Colleen Dyck, a farmer and entrepreneur from Niverville, Manitoba, traveled
In 2013, World Renew began work in the community of Ng’enda, Kenya. With funding from the Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference of Canada and the support of our local partner, Anglican Development Services of Mt. Kenya, we began—as we usually do—by talking with the community itself.
KENYA - In the county of Bungoma, western Kenya, we recently met with a community-based organization engaged in beekeeping. They encourage and support beekeepers of all sorts — young and old, male and female, able and disabled — who add to their livelihoods by raising bees and “growing” honey crops.
KENYA - Grain amaranth was a staple of the ancient Aztecs’ diet. Rediscovered in the 1970s and heralded for its incredible nutritious properties, amaranth is an inexpensive and early-maturing crop that is easy to harvest and highly drought-tolerant. Grain amaranth is considered by many to be a “miracle crop,” accessible and extremely beneficial to the rural poor.
WORLDWIDE - World Renew finds great joy in our work when we discover resources in God’s creation that can feed hungry people and restore worn-out farmland. When we join our knowledge and experience with the knowledge and experience of farmers to test creative ideas, we often find abundance where there was hunger and joy where there was deprivation.